Immediate And Radical Overhaul Of Regulatory System Needed To Boost Investment

New research released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs calls for a complete overhaul of Australia’s regulatory system in order to slash red tape and boost business investment in Australia. The Senate Standing Committee on Economics is currently undertaking an inquiry into impediments to business investment in Australia. “Business investment as [...]

By | June 8th, 2018|Blog, Media releases|0 Comments

New Book: Australia’s Red Tape Crisis

A new book by RMIT scholars Dr Darcy Allen and Dr Christopher Berg, ‘Australia’s Red Tape Crisis’ brings together contributions from economists, philosophers, politicians and legal experts to explore the economics, politics and culture of over-regulation, and defines a path for overcoming Australia’s red tape crisis. The book is being launched by the Institute of [...]

By | May 31st, 2018|Blog, Media releases|0 Comments

McManus Plan For Red Tape On Jobs Would Leave More Australians In The Unemployment Queues

The policies proposed by ACTU Secretary Sally McManus at the National Press Club today are part a radical union recruitment drive that would leave more Australians in the unemployment queues, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “The union movement will turn the clock back, and saddle Australians with an old-fashioned, [...]

By | March 21st, 2018|Media releases, Opinion pieces, Red Tape Monitor|0 Comments

Regulations ‘send prices soaring, hitting the poor’

Daniel Wild's new report How Regulation and Red Tape Makes Families Poorer, was featured in the Australian on Monday, in a news story Regulations 'send prices soaring, hitting the poor'  by David Uren. An analysis by libertarian think tank the Institute of Public Affairs argues that the impact of regulation on the cost of services is [...]

By | March 15th, 2018|Blog, Media releases, Reports|0 Comments

Our Work on Red Tape in 2017

Daniel Wild explains the impact our work on Red Tape has had in 2017.

By | December 20th, 2017|Blog, Media releases, Red Tape Monitor|0 Comments

IPA Report: Red Tape Reaches Crisis Point In Australia

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has today released a new landmark report, Barriers to Prosperity: Red Tape and the Regulatory State in Australia, authored by IPA research fellow Daniel Wild, which highlights the extent of the red tape crisis in Australia “Red tape in Australia has reached a crisis point. Urgent [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|Blog, Media releases, Reports|0 Comments

Growth in Threatened Species Lists a Threat to WA Regional Development and Jobs

The negative impact of environmental regulations on jobs, investments and development in Western Australia were highlighted in a new report released by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The delay to the planned US$430 million Yeelirrie uranium mine due to the presence of a microscopic ‘prawn-like’ stygofauna, which is unseeable to the [...]

By | November 2nd, 2017|Media releases|0 Comments

Senate Committee Report Confirms Red Tape Strangling The Australian Economy

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the recommendations from the Select Committee on Red Tape interim report: Effect of red tape on environmental assessment and approvals. “The Senate Committee’s report confirms the economic damage caused by environmental red tape in Australia,” said IPA research fellow Daniel Wild. “The government should [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Media releases|0 Comments

Australia Is One Of The Most Hostile Nations For Business Investment And Job Creation

Australia continues its slide down the global competitiveness rankings on key areas such as taxes, regulations, and energy supply, according to the latest World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index Report released on the 26th of September. “The WEF shows that Australia remains one of the most hostile nations to new business investment and job creation”, said [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Media releases|0 Comments

IPA welcomes PC call to cut farming red tape

“The Productivity Commission’s final report, Regulation of Australian Agriculture, shows that red tape is the biggest factor undermining prosperity in the agricultural sector,” said Daniel Wild, research fellow with free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “This report shows that state governments should scrap their native vegetation laws and start over. Private landowners [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Media releases|0 Comments